The entertainment world may be busy heralding Johnny Depp’s “comeback” role as James “Whitey” Bulger in Black Mass (read our review). However, it remains to be seen if the film will mark a creative resurgence for Depp (or even lead him to Oscar gold this coming awards season). After all, the actor was among the most underrated stars in Hollywood long before he complained about his missing rum as Captain Jack Sparrow. Everyone knows about Depp’s memorable, Oscar-nominated turns in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Finding Neverland and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street., but here are five of his best — and most underappreciated — big-screen turns. Continue reading 5 Underrated Johnny Depp Performances
Throughout the 1990s, Johnny Depp was often regarded as one of Hollywood’s most charismatic and underrated young talents. In fact, some of his best roles remain among his most frequently unacknowledged ones (don’t believe us?). That all changed thanks to a bizarre new character named Jack Sparrow. However, the quirky, beloved lead of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has proven to be a double-edged sword for Depp. While his celebrity has soared to new heights in the last 12 years, Depp’s box office success has been far too inconsistent in recent years, with even fewer of his performances winning over critics. Long before its release, buzz circulated that Black Mass could be the film to put the actor back on top. Well, is it?
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